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Monday, December 16, 2013

it WAS my birthday

in case you missed my countless social media blasts, last week was my birthday.
yes, the entire week was my birthday. but more specifically I was born on December 13th.
however, the celebrating started on Wednesday and didn't end until Sunday.

Wednesday was sort of an embarrassment... I basically got the party started all on my own.
I went shopping, spent way too much, got Starbucks and got a shellac manicure.
it was actually a really nice time because I haven't done any of that stuff in awhile.
being FUNemployed is actually a lot less fun then you would imagine.
 mainly because I am broke and I am not accustomed to a frugal lifestyle.

seriously Amanda, clean the fucking kitchen!!
Thursday was an absolute amazing day, all the way from start to finish.
Breanna took me for a pedicure, which we both needed [BAD]
[like the horrible blogger I am, there are barely any photos]
after our pedicure we went back to my place to change for lunch/dinner.
we started the real party there with shots of Grey Goose.
[Grey Goose because I am old and fancy now]
after this things get a little blurry, but we did end up at Joe's Crab Shack
Emma was the designated driver and Wesley was there when we arrived.
[no photos of these people, the food, or the drinks] we ended up at the restaurant for about 4 hours.
it was pure insanity, drinking, eating, yelling. and I think it was a really great time.

Breanna just sent me some photos from our time at Joe's Crab Shack

 we also went to Aaron's dad's house on Thursday to celebrate my birthday, as well as his sisters birthday.
I was completely shocked to find out that Aaron had actually got me a present.
[a present wrapped in duct tape...] it ended up being beautiful diamond earrings, but I definitely had to work for them.

 Friday was my real birth date and when I woke up my phone let me know.
I had a million texts, snap chats and Instagram posts [however, none of them were from Helene].
and that night we went to Logan's Road House with Aaron's family to celebrate.

have you ever been? this is the place that has buckets of peanuts that you can throw on the floor.

being the mature bunch that we are, we most obviously had a peanut fight.

and, yet again, my phone was "borrowed" and some interesting things happened.

after dinner we went to visit Aaron's Mom at the bar that she works at.
free and really strong drinks were on the menu [still no freaking pictures]
we spent a few hours there with Aaron's brother, Kevin, and his girlfriend Venus.
I really enjoyed myself.

Saturday started off a little rough, but ended up being another good day.
Aaron and I spent the afternoon driving around in our new winter wonderland.
we also went to my dad's for dinner and ice cream cake.
the only cake I really enjoy [LOVE Coldstone]

Sunday, I went Christmas shopping with Aaron's step mom, Sharon.
that family is crazy. I don't know anyone who loves being Santa more than them.
but it was nice to spend some time together just the two of us.

seriously... this post has gotten WAY too long.
I apologize. 
thanks to everyone who made this birthday special.

XXO Amanda

Sami's Shenanigans


  1. happy happy happy birthday! im sorry i did not tweet a shoutout to you on the very important day, for that i am eternally sorry! i was just so focused on getting our new pup. but looks like you had a great birthday and those studs are fantastic.

  2. I'm glad you had such a great birthday!!

  3. Happy, Happy, Happy {Belated} Birthday! :) I'm a new follower from Kayla's blog AND I grew up in Michigan. :D